New York Sports Clubs members are pissed they’re nonetheless paying, however not enjoying whereas the gyms are shut down because of the pandemic … so that they’re suing.
Mary Namorato filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday in opposition to NY Sports Clubs and its guardian firm, Town Sports International, claiming that regardless of closing its doorways on March 16 because of the coronavirus, it is nonetheless charging clients month-to-month dues.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, Namorato estimates TSI is raking in round $30 million per 30 days from its clients, who’ve been ordered to remain home to assist stem the unfold of the virus.
She calls TSI’s conduct “particularly reprehensible as it is stealing hard-earned money New Yorkers now need more than ever to pay for the necessities of life — such as food and rent for themselves and their families — despite the fact that its gyms are closed and TSI is not able to provide the services for which it is charging customers.”
What’s extra … Namorato claims TSI — which operates gyms nationwide — has an extended historical past of refusing to honor member cancellation requests. She additionally factors to the Attorney General of Washington D.C. having gone after TSI not as soon as however TWICE for comparable points in the previous. The lawsuit additionally drags out a ton of complaints from clients … and, for good measure, mentions TSI’s “F” score with the Better Business Bureau.
Namorato’s suing for damages and to get TSI to cease making clients leap by way of hoops to cancel memberships. We’ve reached out to TSI, to date, no phrase again.